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Nov 29th 2013, 3:50 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,758
Posted By franc11s

Re: Wife of a US Military Service Man

OK, thanks so much for the input - including those slating me for helping. The very advice you gave is exactly what I came here seeking.

One last but very big question. Does anywhere here...
Nov 28th 2013, 2:13 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,758
Posted By franc11s

Re: Wife of a US Military Service Man

She was having family issues and went back to UK before she tried to fix via visa waiver. Rather than doing it properly, she tried to sneak in and got caught. She has since managed to get in (EWI)...
Nov 28th 2013, 11:10 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,758
Posted By franc11s

Wife of a US Military Service Man

Relative of mine is married to EX US Army servicemen.

She was brought to USA as a child. She eventually married US Serviceman (married 8 years now) and they had a child. She left to visit the UK...
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2013, 3:42 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 9,689
Posted By franc11s

Re: Cheese & Onion Crisps in USA at last

And why we are on the subject of great foods. Here's my tricks to eat like a BRIT, in the USA, on the cheap(isn);

1. Many local Indian store sells British Foods for much less that any other...
Forum: USA
Nov 10th 2013, 3:04 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 9,689
Posted By franc11s

Cheese & Onion Crisps in USA at last

Brought these at Costco yesterday and they taste almost EXACTLY like cheese and onion... Made by Lays... :)

http://www.fritolay.com/our-snacks/maui-style-onion.html
Forum: Cyprus
Mar 17th 2013, 9:34 am
Replies: 89
Views: 16,256
Posted By franc11s

Re: Ex-pats and money in Cyprus banks

But I read, the "amounts" have already been taken/frozen.
Forum: Cyprus
Mar 17th 2013, 9:33 am
Replies: 89
Views: 16,256
Posted By franc11s

Re: Ex-pats and money in Cyprus banks

Here's why I don't think this would really happen. The Governments around the EU, indeed the world, the IMF and the Banks would see the biggest revolt in modern day society;

1. Every country needs...
Forum: USA
Feb 23rd 2011, 6:45 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,623
Posted By franc11s

Re: Dual US-UK passport

I go into/out of the USA / UK about 4 or 5 times a year and basically, only when entering the USA you NEED to use your US passport. You'll get in if you don't but boy, will you really piss them off...
Forum: USA
Jul 26th 2010, 8:46 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,291
Posted By franc11s

Re: British Food in US Online

My Local US Supermarket shelf :)

Plus some British Bacon here ; http://www.britishbacon.com/comersus6f/store/comersus_index.asp

Most Indian Stores sell Orange Pekoe Tea which to me, is pretty...
Forum: USA
May 4th 2010, 9:48 pm
Replies: 272
Views: 16,476
Posted By franc11s

Re: Medical Treatment U.S insurance, bills urgent!!

I was thinking of burning my own house down. First I need to get home insurance. Do I need to declare that I'll be the one burning it down?

If I don't get home insurance before I burn it down, can...
Forum: USA
May 3rd 2010, 8:42 pm
Replies: 272
Views: 16,476
Posted By franc11s

Re: Medical Treatment U.S insurance, bills urgent!!

A misconception or two.

1. The USA is still working this out.
2. Any insurance company can refuse to cover anyone. It's just *IF* they do cover you, they have to cover pre-conditions. It's a joke...
Apr 6th 2010, 7:21 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,964
Posted By franc11s

Re: LinkedIn - people who hide their connections

Here's why I turned it off.

Competitors get to see prospects I am working with, perhaps before I closed the deal. If the prospect invites me to linked before the deal closes, I would hardly...
Forum: USA
Mar 29th 2010, 11:48 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By franc11s

Re: new tires

Costco are definitely the best deals and they don[t ding you on the rotation and other stuff. You can phone the local store for a quote or go on. They will order specials they don't stock.

I have...
Mar 28th 2010, 5:25 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,643
Posted By franc11s

Cynical US Healthcare questions

I started to think about this whole healthcare thing from an immigration perspective.

One reason, ex-pats couldn't bring aged parents over was the cost of healthcare. Now it's "free" (that's...
Mar 25th 2010, 8:50 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By franc11s

Re: Pam Anderson stands up for Walkers Crisp :)

Why did the post get moved? It was definitely about the UK and the USA so very on topic.

I guess it's breast we don't ask ;)
Mar 25th 2010, 5:32 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By franc11s

Pam Anderson stands up for Walkers Crisp :)

I'm serious. She hates American Crisps - LOL and is owed packets of walkers :)

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/2907486/Pamela-Anderson-Send-over-my-crisps-Walkers.html
Forum: USA
Mar 19th 2010, 12:45 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By franc11s

World Cup Soccer in HD :)

This might be old news to some so sorry.

ESPN will present comprehensive coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup June 11-July 11 from 10 stadiums in nine cities across South Africa. All 64 matches...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2010, 7:37 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,922
Posted By franc11s

Re: Missing my Sunday newspaper

THe problem is solved by more technology funnily enough, not less.

I have a 17" Mac Book Pro. The width is about the same as that of a newspaper (one page) and the quality is 2nd to none. My wife...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2010, 12:23 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 5,905
Posted By franc11s

Re: English TV in the States

I am probably one of the few that have no need for any monthly subscription, no VPN need, no bandwidth issues and can watch live or recorded. But you need help from someone in the UK for the best...
Forum: The Lounge
Mar 17th 2008, 3:39 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 30,746
Posted By franc11s

Re: SLingbox UK - up and running

They will need an internet connection as well (and a hub/network cable).

Plug that into a sling box. Plug the sling box into the sky box, conenct the IR (infrared) and that's it.. You can...
Mar 11th 2008, 8:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By franc11s

Re: Entering the US on the L1B

12 years ago, I was sent to the green room where they copied every page from my passport. No more than a minor inconvenience.. All good. Easy Peasy. If you have an L1-B you are fine and you...
Forum: USA
Mar 8th 2008, 11:21 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By franc11s

Re: Spring forward

Florida has 2 time zones. Panama City Beach/Destin etc., are all 1 hour behind Eastern..
Forum: USA
Mar 6th 2008, 2:44 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By franc11s

SPEND YOUR GIFT CARDS

If someone was nice (silly) enough to buy you a gift card... USE IT NOW... Companies that go bankrupt are not honoring them....
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2008, 9:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By franc11s

Valantines Day Gift

On the radio, my wife tells me they are advertising to buy your "wife", a laser hair removal treatment for Valentines day and the next time she feels her smooth skin, she'll remember you forever....
Feb 12th 2008, 7:52 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 2,829
Posted By franc11s

Re: Hello!!!

Born in Brighton, live in Atlanta....
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